The Bridgestone Retail Development Internship Program allows you to gain exposure to our core business unit, Retail Operations. Through the ten week program you will have the opportunity to learn operations management, sales, customer service, marketing, P&L, product knowledge, merchandiscing as well as our overall business strategy.
Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC employs over 22,000 teammates in North America and operates more than 2,200 company-owned stores. The store locations include Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works. With 2,200 locations across America and over $3 billion in tire and auto service sales, Bridgestone Retail Operations is the right place to build a career.
Culture - Vision 2020
We Promise to Care
We understand that we offer more than just car service. We rescue people from bad days and we offer solutions for difficult situations. We are people of integrity and we believe that fundamental honesty is the keystone of our business. We are committed to doing the hard work necessary to earn the loyalty of our teammates and our customers by providing a positive experience every time. We are proud and passionate to represent the brand of Bridgestone. Every day, in every store, with every teammate and every customer.We promise to care.
To be the most trusted provider of automotive care in every neighborhood we serve.
The Bridgestone Retail Development Internship Program allows you to gain exposure to our core business unit, Retail Operations. Through the ten week program you will have the opportunity to learn operations management, sales, customer service, marketing, P&L, product knowledge, merchandising as well as our overall business strategy.
The 10-week internship program from mid June thru mid August will be a combination of group training and individual development.
What you can expect:
Collaborate with a team of technicians, services managers, store managers, and tire sales managers to maintain daily operations for one of Bridgestone Retail's 2200+ locations across the United States.
Acquire product knowledge, Business to Business Sales, and learn inventory management skills.
Execute company strategy to drive sales and increase BOSS (the customer), satisfaction.
Champion Bridgestone's vision.
Build BOSS (the customer) loyalty.
Shadow an Area Manager for exposure to multiunit operations and leadership.
Participate in business events with opportunities to gain exposure to region leadership
Manage a sales focused project and present findings to Retail Operations executives and provide feedback to leaders.
Must be a Junior going into your Senior year, graduating between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university
Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug test, physical exam and background check
Must be willing to travel and work a flexible schedule; including weekends
Must have a valid driver's license
Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.